This won’t be a long and indepth review, because it doesn’t need to be. I just need you to answer a couple of questions.
1. Have you ever enjoyed solving a Rubik’s Cube?
If your answer is yes, then you’ll simply love Prismatica, because it takes the same simple idea of taking a completed solution, mixing it up and asking you to return to that original state. Just like the Rubik’s Cube it uses colour to be your visual identifiers, needing you to recognise certain solution patterns.
Unlike the Rubik’s Cube though, there isn’t just the one final solution, because this has been designed with digital in mind, once you complete one puzzle you move on to another, then another, then another. Essentially if the developer chooses, this could be endless as long as he has ideas for new layouts.
2. Do you like logic puzzles?
Again if the answer is yes, then once again you will love Prismatica, because from the very first moment you play, you can see this is a game all about logic. You can see your end goal and you logically work out how to achieve it.
As complex as the layouts might get, you can use logic to solve it and whilst you may assume some trial and error is needed, so guesswork, the truth is, once you work out the basic logic, you can pretty much solve any puzzle. It is very similar to Slitherlink in this way, where you start by working out where certain things will happen and how your choices may effect things down the line.
If you like both those things, then Prismatica is easily for you…but what is it?
What you have is a layout of various circles made up of 6 coloured hexagons, you are shown the final result before the circles are twisted to mix up the colours, you then have to go through making turns on each circle so you can eventually get back to the original layout.
It is incredibly simple, but so rewarding. It is rewarding because, despite being simple it becomes very, very taxing as you spend ages looking at a layout working out where to begin. Wondering if it is worth starting in this place, or will that ruin something later. It challenges every part of your logical thought and does it wonderfully.
There is added pressure too, because you can just go through and solve each puzzle, however there are additional goals to solve, such as finishing within a certain number of moves, or beating the clock. Thankfully these aren’t essential to playing so you can ignore them.
Prismatica popped up on my radar rather unexpectedly. but after many, many hours of puzzle solving I can safely say that this is a game fans of puzzles will fall in love with and demand more of.